DIY Faux Grain Sack Linen Napkins

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 13, 2018

DIY Faux Grain Sack Linen Napkins

There’s something about Thanksgiving time that just feels rustic and organic, don’t you think? I’m sure it has to do with being the season of the harvest, what with the landscape turning all shades of warm before the chilled winterscapes set in. To achieve a rustic feel at your Thanksgiving feast this year, consider adding...

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A Luxury Modern Chalet Has A Pool For Each Of Its Suites

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on November 12, 2018

A Luxury Modern Chalet Has A Pool For Each Of Its Suites

Chalets are by definition small and very similar to cabins but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptions. You can see one right here. This modern, luxurious and also pretty big chalet is located in Mantana, Italy and was completed in 2018. Being situated in a small and quiet town allows it to serve as a...

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50 Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Table Decorations Stand Out

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on November 9, 2018

50 Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Table Decorations Stand Out

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning. We’re talking about the Thanksgiving table decor and everything it implies, like centerpieces, custom table runners and even small things like the napkin rings. It’s all in the details so there are a lot of different ways to customize and personalize...

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Expansive Views and a Full Rooftop Terrace Highlight Zaha Hadid NYC Penthouse

Posted in Apartments | by Vera Dordick, on November 9, 2018

Expansive Views and a Full Rooftop Terrace Highlight Zaha Hadid NYC Penthouse

Utmost privacy and incomparable style characterize every aspect of the triplex penthouse atop the Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street building in New York City.The spacious 5-bedroom home encompasses 6,853 square feet and is the crowning residence of Hadid’s first project in New York –also one of her last before her unexpected death in 2016....

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Easy and Clever DIY Charging Station Ideas You Can Craft Right Now

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on November 8, 2018

Easy and Clever DIY Charging Station Ideas You Can Craft Right Now

Smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics have become important parts of our daily life, we carry them with us wherever we go and you could even say that we’re dependent on them. As smart and as useful as they may be, they do have a downside: they need to be charged quite often and that...

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Cool Designs That Give A New Meaning To Interior Design

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on November 8, 2018

Cool Designs That Give A New Meaning To Interior Design

This is what we all fear: to complete a remodel only to realize some time after that there was a much cooler alternative to the coffee table, sofa or entertainment center or that you could have done the remodel in a much better way if only you knew about those cool designs earlier. There’s no...

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Mid-Century A Frame Cabin Gets A Complete Interior Makeover

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on November 7, 2018

Mid-Century A Frame Cabin Gets A Complete Interior Makeover

A-frame houses are super popular right now but they’ve actually been around for a long time and some are even in dire need of a renovation. Take this charming little A-frame cabin for instance. It was forgotten for a long time before a couple decided to give it a second chance. They didn’t hesitate to...

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How To Build A Pallet Bed From Scratch – 10 Different Methods

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on November 7, 2018

How To Build A Pallet Bed From Scratch – 10 Different Methods

As you may already know, wood pallets can be repurposed in a lot of cool and creative ways. You can even use them to make custom furniture, including beds. A pallet bed is actually not very difficult to put together but there are plenty of variations of the concept you should consider before starting your...

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Mountain Getaway Is a Spectacular Rustic Retreat Focused on Nature

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on November 6, 2018

Mountain Getaway Is a Spectacular Rustic Retreat Focused on Nature

Cozy and rustic, this mountain home hidden away in the Tetons is a magnificent log construction that has all the creature comforts you could ever want. Situated on the quieter, western slope of Wyoming’s Teton Mountain range, the house is super private and quiet — a true getaway home. The spectacular home, completely in tune...

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How To Decorate With Orange – Simple, Intuitive Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 6, 2018

How To Decorate With Orange – Simple, Intuitive Ideas

Orange is a very cheerful and fun color which has a lot of power and potential when used in interior design and decor. It has the power to cheer up an entire room but can also subtly make a space feel warm and welcoming without necessarily being the focal point of the decor. There are...

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15 Bathrooms With Beautiful Statement Mirrors

Posted in Bathroom | by Casey Watkins, on November 6, 2018

15 Bathrooms With Beautiful Statement Mirrors

When you think about styling a bathroom, what comes first to mind? The tile? The shower curtain? Maybe the soft towels? Bathrooms can easily be the forgotten room in the house because their purpose is all about necessity. After the tub, toilet and sink, what else do you need? Well, if you really want to...

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The Tiny Off-Grid Cabin Which Takes Us Completely Offline

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on November 5, 2018

The Tiny Off-Grid Cabin Which Takes Us Completely Offline

Have you ever felt like you’ve had enough of this crazy, tech-oriented world and you just wanted to get away from all the devices and enjoy a few quiet moments, surrounded by nature? The CABN is designed specifically with you in mind. This tiny prefab cabin is an amazing little structure perfect for remote locations....

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New York Holiday House Offers Six Floors of Spectacular Design

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on November 2, 2018

New York Holiday House Offers Six Floors of Spectacular Design

For more than a decade, a showhouse in New York City has been doing more than just highlighting fabulous design. Founded in 2008 by interior designer Iris Danker, who is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, the annual Holiday House raises funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). This year’s magnificent house is located on the...

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10 Corner Decoration Ideas That Actually Make Sense

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 2, 2018

10 Corner Decoration Ideas That Actually Make Sense

Room corners are awkward and also pretty annoying and challenging when it comes to furnishing or decorating a space. They often force us to adopt certain specific layouts or to organize our homes in ways which are not necessarily optimal. But there’s no point being demoralized about it when a much more efficient attitude would...

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Modern Loft Remodel Puts The Spotlight On The Charcoal Gray Walls

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on November 1, 2018

Modern Loft Remodel Puts The Spotlight On The Charcoal Gray Walls

Some remodels are easy and some are extremely challenging. We’re usually drawn to drastic renovations and spectacular transformations, projects which involve tearing down walls and building extensions. Today, however, we found a rather different project that we’d like to show you. It’s an apartment located in Sao Paulo, Brazil which measures 100 square meters and...

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How To Build a Storage Ottoman from Wood

Posted in DIY Projects | by Stefan Gheorghe, on October 31, 2018

How To Build a Storage Ottoman from Wood

Seating and storage – there never seems to be enough of either! Solve both problems with this ottoman container that you can make using basic tools. Start with a square board 40 cm by 40 cm. Using glue, attach a square of foam padding the same size. Place the square, foam side down, onto the...

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The Sawmill, A Remote Home In Perfect Sync With Its Surroundings

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 31, 2018

The Sawmill, A Remote Home In Perfect Sync With Its Surroundings

With a name like Sawmill, you’d expect this to be a conversion project but, surprisingly, this is a newly-built home and the name is actually a metaphor. The house was designed and built by the architects at Olson Kundig in 2014. It serves as a cozy family retreat, being beautifully embedded into the landscape. The...

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The Most Unusual and Original Contemporary Floor Lamps

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on October 30, 2018

The Most Unusual and Original Contemporary Floor Lamps

Their designs, styles, proportions and structures may have changed and evolved over the years but floor lamps still play more or less the same role that they had decades and even centuries ago. Of course, they’ve been refined and today they come in an infinite array of shapes and sizes. There are a lot of...

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DIY Sharpie and Baked Insect Plates

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 30, 2018

DIY Sharpie and Baked Insect Plates

Want to have some fun with your dinner guests this Halloween season? Old or young, they’re sure to love these creepy insect plates no matter what else is being served. This is an incredibly fast and simple Halloween DIY project. It’s appetizing score is significantly less, however. Enjoy! Materials Needed: Oven-safe plate(s) Oil-based permanent markers...

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How To Use Decorative Candles To Reinvent Your Home Decor

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on October 30, 2018

How To Use Decorative Candles To Reinvent Your Home Decor

Candles are such versatile and timeless decorations, there’s barely any situation when they can’t make a space look charming and beautiful. They come in an infinite number of styles, shapes, sizes, colors and with all sorts of delicious and exquisite fragrances. Decorative candles are at the heart of numerous charming centerpiece designs and homely decors,...

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Beautiful Polished Concrete Floors In The Context Of Extraordinary Houses

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 30, 2018

Beautiful Polished Concrete Floors In The Context Of Extraordinary Houses

You’re probably aware that a lot of modern and contemporary home interiors feature polished concrete floors. Perhaps this can be your source of inspiration for giving your own home concrete floors that you can be proud of. But before you do that, take some time to consider all the pros and cons so you can...

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Awesome Front Yard Landscape Ideas With Increased Curb Appeal

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on October 29, 2018

Awesome Front Yard Landscape Ideas With Increased Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of a house is defined by a lot of things but most importantly by the front yard landscape. That being said, that’s what we’re going to focus on today. We’re ready to show you some of our favorite landscape ideas and to suggest a few tips that could really make your front...

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Zaha Hadid’s Miami Apartment Tells A Wonderful Design Story

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on October 29, 2018

Zaha Hadid’s Miami Apartment Tells A Wonderful Design Story

Late architect Zaha Hadid is an iconic name in the world of interior design, being the mastermind behind some of the most exquisite and most amazing furniture pieces the world has ever seen. She revolutionized the way we perceive not just our furniture but also our homes in general, taking elements we usually take for...

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Modern V-Shaped House With The Most Gorgeous Interior Design

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 26, 2018

Modern V-Shaped House With The Most Gorgeous Interior Design

When the studio TRAMA arquitetos designed and built this amazing residence in Braga, Portugal back in 2016, they were inspired by a lot of things site-related. We’re referring to the wonderful sun exposure, the location and orientation of the site and of course the extraordinary views of the city. They wanted to take advantage of...

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Statement Lamps And Pendants That Take Lighting To A Whole New Level

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on October 25, 2018

Statement Lamps And Pendants That Take Lighting To A Whole New Level

When decorating or renovating a space you can’t really tell how charming it is until you address the lighting. A room without a chandelier, a lamp, e pendant or a combination of these just doesn’t look complete. The search for the right light fixture can sometimes seem like an impossible and endless task. We often...

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10 Ways To Design A Marble Bathroom From A Modern Perspective

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on October 25, 2018

10 Ways To Design A Marble Bathroom From A Modern Perspective

Marble is viewed as a sophisticated and luxurious material and is appreciated for its looks, being often a prime choice for kitchens and bathrooms. There are many different ways to use marble in interior design and today we’re going to explore 10 methods which you can use if you want to include this exquisite material...

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Kitchen Design Software That Lets You Unleash Your Creativity

Posted in Home Gadgets | by Simona Ganea, on October 24, 2018

Kitchen Design Software That Lets You Unleash Your Creativity

Designing and planning a kitchen from scratch isn’t easy and if you want everything to be exactly the way you want it you have a lot of work to do. A good organization and some knowledge in the field can definitely come in handy but luckily we now also have a lot of apps and...

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Fun And Spooky Halloween Office Decor Ideas

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on October 24, 2018

Fun And Spooky Halloween Office Decor Ideas

Halloween is most fun when you share the excitement with others so even if you have to work that day you can still make the most of this holiday by decorating your office, cubicle, desk and whatever else you want. We’re actually very excited about doing this ourselves so we did some research and compiled...

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How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook For You And Your Home

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 23, 2018

How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook For You And Your Home

Maybe you’re an avid reader or maybe you just like to curl up with a good book every once in a while, either way putting together a cozy reading nook in your home sounds like a good idea but like everything else it’s easier said than done. So what are the elements to look out...

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DIY Pumpkin Napkin Rings and Witch Hat Place card Holders

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 23, 2018

DIY Pumpkin Napkin Rings and Witch Hat Place card Holders

Learn how to add some fun Halloween decor to your place setting! Cute pumpkin napkin holders and little witch hat place card holders will make your dinner guests smile when they sit at your dining table party decor. Supplies Used: Fabric in various colors and designs Poly-Fil Pillow Fibers Embroidery Floss Phoomph for Fabric Hot...

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Five Spectacular Concert Halls With Otherworldly Designs

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 23, 2018

Five Spectacular Concert Halls With Otherworldly Designs

Exhibition halls, Philharmonic buildings, theaters and concert halls are all dedicated to the arts, to beauty and to the senses so it makes sense for the structures themselves to look like works of art. Some do and each one is unique and spectacular in its own way. Today we’re looking at five of the most...

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Stylish Ways To Use The Herringbone Tile Pattern In Modern Interior Design

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 22, 2018

Stylish Ways To Use The Herringbone Tile Pattern In Modern Interior Design

The herringbone pattern is something we’re all familiar with whether we associate it with classic wood flooring or with a retro cloth design. The pattern has its roots in the Roman Empire when it was used in buildings and roadways. The name is a reflection of the resemblance with the bone structure of a herring...

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How To Creatively Use Corrugated Metal Panels In Home-Related Projects

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 22, 2018

How To Creatively Use Corrugated Metal Panels In Home-Related Projects

Corrugated metal has long been the preferred material for roofing in the case of agricultural and industrial building but lately it also became a popular choice for a lot of modern and contemporary houses. Corrugated metal panels are suitable roofs as well as for exterior walls, offering a series of important advantages over other materials,...

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Choose the Cabinet Hardware that Fits Your Style and Elevates Your Space

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on October 19, 2018

Choose the Cabinet Hardware that Fits Your Style and Elevates Your Space

Knobs, pulls and handles — more than just functional, cabinet hardware is like the finishing touch on an outfit. The type you choose is a decorative flourish that adds interest and brings the space from fine to fabulous. In fact, just swapping out the hardware in a kitchen, bathroom or other space can totally change...

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25 Awesome Bedrooms With Bunk Beds And More

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on October 19, 2018

25 Awesome Bedrooms With Bunk Beds And More

Bunk beds are a great option when the objective is to save space and, when you think about, why wouldn’t you want that? By freeing up floor space you have more room for other pieces of furniture or you can create a completely different disposition for all the elements in the room. Moreover, sleeping in...

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Not Your Typical Front Door Design – Cool Buildings With Unique Entryways

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 19, 2018

Not Your Typical Front Door Design – Cool Buildings With Unique Entryways

Apartments don’t really offer a lot of options when it comes to front doors whereas houses are a lot more customizable in this sense. You can basically design the house to accommodate any type of door you prefer, including a custom door created just for that. Double-height door, pivoting front doors, doors that slide, made...

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From Windows to Wood, Easy Ways to Brighten a Dark Space

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on October 18, 2018

From Windows to Wood, Easy Ways to Brighten a Dark Space

Not every room is blessed with plenty of natural light — or any for that matter. So what’s a homeowner to do when faced with a gloomy, or even cave-like space? Before you just start painting everything white, take a look at these ideas for brightening up any room. Some might just surprise you. Lighten...

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An 18th Century Barn Gets An Update And Becomes A Modern Home

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 18, 2018

An 18th Century Barn Gets An Update And Becomes A Modern Home

Believe it or not, this barn home was originally built in 1797. At one point it was damaged by a fire and then in 2014 it was purchased by its current owners who decided that a complete restoration was needed. All the details of the project had to be carefully thought through. The owners who...

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The Most Creative and Modular Furniture Series Money Can Buy Right Now

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on October 17, 2018

The Most Creative and Modular Furniture Series Money Can Buy Right Now

Most furniture pieces these days are modular as designers focus more and more on flexibility and are trying to offer as much functionality and as many options in a compact and useful format. Some of the designs are truly revolutionary and highly inspiring, showing what modular furniture is truly about. This doesn’t apply to any...

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Turn Dish Towels into DIY Halloween Pillows: Super Simple DIY

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 17, 2018

Turn Dish Towels into DIY Halloween Pillows: Super Simple DIY

Seasonal and/or decorative dish towels are easy to come by, and they can be quite inexpensive. That makes them a prime candidate for sewing up some DIY pillow covers. What makes this DIY project particularly fast is that you don’t have to finish any edges; they are all done for you already. These DIY Halloween...

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Gorgeous Bathrooms With Freestanding Tub Focal Points

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on October 17, 2018

Gorgeous Bathrooms With Freestanding Tub Focal Points

One of the first things one has to decide when designing or remodeling a bathroom is what type of tub they prefer. We tend to favor the freestanding tub for aesthetic reasons. There are many irresistible designs to choose from, one more exquisite than the other. The only limit is your budget. Whatever your style...

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Halloween Party Decorations With Spooky And Cheerful Twists

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 16, 2018

Halloween Party Decorations With Spooky And Cheerful Twists

We can’t wait to start planning this year’s Halloween party and we already gathered a nice pile of ideas that we’d like to take inspiration from. Of course, we’ll share these ideas with you in the hopes that you too will feel inspired and will plan awesome Halloween party full of beautiful decorations. This Halloween...

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The Nolla Cabin Shows Guests How A Zero-Waste Lifestyle Could Be Like

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 16, 2018

The Nolla Cabin Shows Guests How A Zero-Waste Lifestyle Could Be Like

Meet Nolla, a prototype cabin which operates completely off-the-grid and which can be installed n any terrain with no need for a permanent foundation. Nolla means zero in Finnish and this perfectly explains the concept at the very core of this special project. The cabin was designed by Robin Falck for Neste, an energy company...

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A Modern Container Home Blended Into A Cozy Suburban Plot

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 15, 2018

A Modern Container Home Blended Into A Cozy Suburban Plot

A house made out of recycled shipping containers doesn’t really seem like the type to blend in well into a suburban area from New Jersey and yet that’s exactly the case here. This is a container home designed and built by architect Adam Kalkin back in 2008. He used a total of nine 40 foot...

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Cute DIY Mason Jar Mummies

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 15, 2018

Cute DIY Mason Jar Mummies

If you don’t feel ready for Halloween yet, never fear! These cute DIY mason jar mummies will be even more attractive when you realize they take all of 5 minutes to make. Even the craziest Halloween-season itinerary can spare a few minutes to be festive, right? (Answer: Right.) While I’m a little embarrassed about the...

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Amazing Glass Houses That Reinvent Architecture As We Know It

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 12, 2018

Amazing Glass Houses That Reinvent Architecture As We Know It

A lot of houses these days put an emphasis on the views which can be enjoyed from the site, the topography and the landscapes which surround them and that usually translates into designs with large openings, full-height windows and sliding glass doors which bring the outdoors in. Sometimes this is taken to the extreme and...

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Gray Bathroom Ideas Every Modern Home Needs

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on October 11, 2018

Gray Bathroom Ideas Every Modern Home Needs

Colors such as blue, green and the always popular white are typically the go-to nuances when it comes to bathroom interior design but there are also other tones to consider, some of which may be a bit unexpected but very rewarding and, as it turns out, quite practical too. A particularly good option is gray....

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25 Extraordinary Bedrooms Open To The Great Outdoors

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on October 11, 2018

25 Extraordinary Bedrooms Open To The Great Outdoors

Beautiful bedrooms with direct access to outdoor areas or with large windows which capture panoramic views are essentially great and nobody can deny this. There’s something about being connected to the outdoors in this manner which brings us happiness so, naturally, we want to exploit that to the best of our abilities. Architects and interior...

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Decorating With Plants – Cool Ideas For Awesome Spaces

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 10, 2018

Decorating With Plants – Cool Ideas For Awesome Spaces

When decorating with plants there’s more to it than just wanting to bring greenery inside. It’s important to pick the right type of plant for the right space and to display it in a way that makes sense and look interesting. Floor vases can be an interesting idea but there are many other ones which...

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How The Fireplace Surround Can Influence Your Home’s Decor And Ambiance

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 10, 2018

How The Fireplace Surround Can Influence Your Home’s Decor And Ambiance

Fireplaces make wonderful focal points in living rooms and not only there but also in bedrooms and even in certain outdoor spaces. The mere idea of a fireplace is enough to make a space feel warm and cozy. Obviously, looks matter too and that’s when the fireplace surround matters the most. This concept can be...

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A 19th Century Timber Frame House Adapted To A Contemporary World

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 10, 2018

A 19th Century Timber Frame House Adapted To A Contemporary World

This beautiful maison à colombages dates back to the late 19th century and is located in Paris, France. In 2015 its interior has been renovated by 05AM Arquitectura. The project’s main objective was to improve the functionality of the house and this was done in the most graceful way. The architects were careful to preserve...

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Field+Supply Shows off Hand-Crafted and Vintage Designs

Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on October 9, 2018

Field+Supply Shows off Hand-Crafted and Vintage Designs

Set alongside a gorgeous old brickyard structure in Kingston, NY, a little village of white tents and booths housed the fifth annual Field + Supply modern maker’s craft fair. Calling it a craft fair, however, may give you the wrong impression, however. No cheesy knick-knacks or crocheted beer can hats at this event. Instead, high-end,...

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Small Kitchen Layouts Infused With Clever Design Solutions

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on October 9, 2018

Small Kitchen Layouts Infused With Clever Design Solutions

A small kitchen doesn’t also have to be a cluttered and impractical kitchen, not if you can prevent that by employing creative interior design techniques and using the layout in your favor rather that seeing as an impediment. Sure, some kitchen layouts offer more advantages than others but that’s no reason to be discouraged. In...

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11 Spooktacular Halloween Skull Decor Ideas

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on October 8, 2018

11 Spooktacular Halloween Skull Decor Ideas

We’re super excited about Halloween and we hope to share this excitement with you this year. We’re aware that there are tons and tons of ideas out there when it comes to decorations and they come in all sorts of forms and sizes so we thought we’d try a simple approach this year and focus...

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DIY Walnut Photo Holders

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 8, 2018

DIY Walnut Photo Holders

For displaying small artwork or photos, there is nothing sweeter than these DIY walnut photo holders. They are perfect for the fall season and just as sweet as can be. As a bonus, they’re incredibly easy to create. Materials Needed: Walnuts in shells Wire Drill, pliers, tin snips To begin, you need to select the...

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Art Collectors Infuse Their New Home With Curated, Contemporary Pieces

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 8, 2018

Art Collectors Infuse Their New Home With Curated, Contemporary Pieces

Located in Kansas City, US, the Artery Residence is a very special home. It was designed by Huff Projects with the express purpose to serve as shell for the owners’ extensive art collection. Their clients, a couple of serious art collectors recognized worldwide, wanted their new home to be all about art and the way...

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The World’s Most Amazing Observation Decks And The Stunning Views They Offer

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 5, 2018

The World’s Most Amazing Observation Decks And The Stunning Views They Offer

Our world is very beautiful and although we’re aware that there are some pretty amazing places out there, few of us actually get to admire them in their full splendor. We’re not talking about famous cities, buildings and landmarks but about nature and its immense and majestic beauty. If you were to pick a specific...

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Architects And Their Offices – A Sneak Peek Into Their World

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on October 5, 2018

Architects And Their Offices – A Sneak Peek Into Their World

An architect is part scientist and part artist with various possible sets of skills which can set them apart from the others. This unique combination often inspires an architect to create extraordinary projects and to innovate and become an inspiration for others. In the hopes to better understand how an architect’s mind works, we’re about...

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Offbeat Chair Designs that Give Your Space a Whole New Look

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Vera Dordick, on October 4, 2018

Offbeat Chair Designs that Give Your Space a Whole New Look

Chairs are definitely a necessity, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Don’t settle for four legs and a boring shape. Designers have come up with chairs that are artful and comfortable as well as functional. Instead of picking something that will blend in, pick a style that stands out and makes a statement with an...

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How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry For Maximum Storage Efficiency

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on October 4, 2018

How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry For Maximum Storage Efficiency

The kitchen pantry can get pretty full and messy in a short period of time, especially if you don’t have a system in place which can help you store everything efficiently. But that’s not a reason to just give up. In fact, it’s the perfect incentive to make you want to give your pantry a...

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15 Mid-Century Modern Accent Pieces You Can Buy Now!

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on October 3, 2018

15 Mid-Century Modern Accent Pieces You Can Buy Now!

Mixing the best of several worlds, these designs blend and mold within a variety of interior design genres. Vintage flavors and contemporary tone, let’s have a look at some of our favorite present-day pieces. Check out these 15 mid-century modern accent pieces you can buy right now and start the transformation at home. 1. Teardrop...

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An Architect’s Backyard Office Inside A Reclaimed Shipping Container

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 3, 2018

An Architect’s Backyard Office Inside A Reclaimed Shipping Container

The studio Randy Bens Architect started out as a tiny practice in New Westminster, Canada, with the architect and a single staff member working out of a home office. In 2016 the architect decided to expand just a little bit but didn’t want to move into a commercial space so alternative ideas were explored. The...

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Awesome New Bathroom and Tile Inspiration from Cersaie 2018

Posted in Bathroom | by Vera Dordick, on October 2, 2018

Awesome New Bathroom and Tile Inspiration from Cersaie 2018

Among all the great global design shows, CERSAIE stands out as the place to go to discover the latest trends in bathroom furnishings and ceramic tiles. More than 800 exhibitors pulled out all the stops for the 2018 edition of the show, which took place during the last week of September. The newest innovations in ceramic tiles, bathroom...

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A Century Old Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With Soaring Ceilings

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on October 2, 2018

A Century Old Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With Soaring Ceilings

Looking at this amazing home from Österlen, Sweden all we can think of is how amazing this soaring ceiling is and how airy and fresh the space looks. You can’t really tell that the building is very old. Part of it was originally built in 1901. After being abandoned for a very long time, architect Jonathan Andersson...

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Trailblazing Women in Architecture Who Have Changed Life for the Better

Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on September 28, 2018

Trailblazing Women in Architecture Who Have Changed Life for the Better

Architecture has not been an easy profession for women, but from the very start, a talented and courageous cadre of female architects has pushed the boundaries and fought for recognition.  Some worked in the shadow of a mentor or spouse, making groundbreaking achievements, only to receive no credit. Throughout the decades, these bold professionals laid the...

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Some Of The Coolest Shipping Container Hotels Around The World

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Simona Ganea, on September 28, 2018

Some Of The Coolest Shipping Container Hotels Around The World

It’s been a few years since the shipping container home trend started and since then architects and designers found new ways to taking advantage of this concept and of using reclaimed containers in a variety of projects. One particularly interesting branch is that of shipping container hotels. Such hotels offer the perfect opportunity to experience...

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A Simple Concrete House With Three Staggered Volumes

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 27, 2018

A Simple Concrete House With Three Staggered Volumes

Located in a consolidated forest region from La Costa, in Argentina, this concrete house was designed by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos to serve as a home and studio and to take advantage of the landscape, the views and the topography. As always, there were numerous challenges which the architects had to overcome. One of them was related...

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How To Identify Modern Style Homes

Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on September 26, 2018

How To Identify Modern Style Homes

When modern is your style, you can’t help but seek the neutral colors in life. Your wardrobe is probably mostly black and white. Creams, beiges and inky shades rule your home’s decor. Simplicity seeps into every aspect of living. But how much is this affected by the actual home you live in? A farmhouse is...

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How To Design The Most Charming Rustic Bathroom

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on September 26, 2018

How To Design The Most Charming Rustic Bathroom

In the world of interior design, a rustic style is defined and dominated by natural materials and nature-inspired textures as well as simple and earthy colors, with an overall emphasis on rugged, natural beauty. The style suits certain spaces better than others. For example, a rustic mountain retreat looks and feels natural but if you...

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New Hotel Features Modern Parisian Style With a Twist of Nature

Posted in Hotels & Resorts | by Vera Dordick, on September 26, 2018

New Hotel Features Modern Parisian Style With a Twist of Nature

In the heart of Paris, a stylish new hotel offers a comfortable and relaxing refuge amid the activity and bustle of the city. Hotel Le Belleval is a new property that aims to be a breath of fresh air for its guests in many ways —  from the interior to the guestrooms and the food. Created by...

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Simple Accessories That Make Small Kitchen Organization A Piece Of Cake

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on September 25, 2018

Simple Accessories That Make Small Kitchen Organization A Piece Of Cake

Not many of us get to say they have a big a spacious kitchen and that doesn’t really come as a surprise since most apartments have small kitchens and unless you design or build your home from scratch you have to make the most of what others have decided should be the layout of the...

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A Stunning Bay House Nestled In A Forest Clearing

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 25, 2018

A Stunning Bay House Nestled In A Forest Clearing

Beautiful views and spectacular landscapes inspire architects and designers to capture these marvels of nature into their creations. It’s how projects like the Peconic House are born. First there was the site, a stunning piece of land in Hampton Bays, US. It had a gorgeous view of the Peconic Bay and a very nice topography....

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Easy Playhouse Plans For Fun And Creative Parents

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on September 24, 2018

Easy Playhouse Plans For Fun And Creative Parents

A playhouse is like a cute miniature version of a very simplified house and, like every house, it can be customized in all sorts of ways and can even receive extensions and additions. This can turn out to be a very fun week-end project which both the kids and the parents can enjoy. Check out...

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15 Ways To Utilize The Art of Feng Shui

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 24, 2018

15 Ways To Utilize The Art of Feng Shui

Reinforce positive energy and create a space of welcoming warmth and balanced home. By buying into the notion of Feng Shui, you’ll be able to do that with just a few twists and turns around the house. There are a few guidelines to follow and ideas to take into consideration, but we’ve got you covered...

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A Serene House Lets Pine Trees Grow Through Its Decks and Roofs

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 24, 2018

A Serene House Lets Pine Trees Grow Through Its Decks and Roofs

The proud owners of this modern new house located in Vilnius, Lithuania always wanted to live of a property with a small river or creek so they would be able to enjoy nature and to become a part of it, letting its beauty or serenity embrace the home from all sides. Their dream became reality...

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Beautiful Pergola Designs That Perfectly Frame These Modern Houses

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on September 21, 2018

Beautiful Pergola Designs That Perfectly Frame These Modern Houses

The pergola started out an arched structure usually in a garden consisting of a framework covered with plants. With the minimalism typical to contemporary architecture and design, the pergola designs changed too and plants were eliminated from the equation. The remaining element, the framework, can take a variety of different forms. You can check out...

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Keep The Clutter At Bay With These Cool Organization Hacks

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on September 21, 2018

Keep The Clutter At Bay With These Cool Organization Hacks

Being organized is something certain people find natural but others need a little bit of help just so they can be more productive in what they do or to use the space they have in the best and most efficient way possible. The following organization hacks might give you a few cool ideas which you...

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Life In A Tiny Home – Small House Plans Under 500 Sq Ft

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 21, 2018

Life In A Tiny Home – Small House Plans Under 500 Sq Ft

A while ago we reviewed a bunch of small house plans under 1000 sq ft and we thought those homes were compact and packed with functionality but wait till you see these micro apartments. The following examples show floor plans under 500 sq ft. To make the distinction clearer, we’ll use the metric system. We...

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15 Neutral Colors For Your Trendy Home Makeover

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on September 20, 2018

15 Neutral Colors For Your Trendy Home Makeover

Neutral tones are able to set a beautiful foundation to any room, any nook, and any cranny of the house. By going with a blendable, versatile shade, one gets the freedom of mixing, matching, and transforming without pigeonholing the end vision. Today, we’re taking a peek at 15 neutral colors for your trendy home makeover....

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New Prototype Home Reveals How The House Of The Future Could Look Like

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 20, 2018

New Prototype Home Reveals How The House Of The Future Could Look Like

Have you ever wondered how houses would look like in the future? Based on the progression of architecture and design over the past years and the common requirements and lifestyles of the young people of today, dot Architects came up with a prototype project designed to reflect the domestic needs and preferences of the future...

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A Volcanic Rock House Seamlessly Disappears Into The Landscape

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 19, 2018

A Volcanic Rock House Seamlessly Disappears Into The Landscape

How do you make a house feel open and connected to its surroundings without actually exposing it to the outside world in the typical manner? The answer to this question stands at the core of a very special project which was completed in 2014 by architect Luis Arturo Garcia of EDAA. The architect was asked...

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How To Build A Sauna Or A Hot Tub By Yourself From Scratch

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on September 19, 2018

How To Build A Sauna Or A Hot Tub By Yourself From Scratch

Hot tubs and saunas are not usually the type of things people build themselves but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Actually, it’s totally doable, according to some of the DIY projects we found on the internet. Of course, simply starting such a project require a certain amount of dedication so consider all the details...

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Contemporary House With A Unique Floor Plan And A Huge Roof Canopy

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 18, 2018

Contemporary House With A Unique Floor Plan And A Huge Roof Canopy

A lot of modern and contemporary residences feature a seamless transition between their indoor and outdoor spaces but rarely as efficiently and as naturally as this Hidden Valley Desert House designed by Wendell Burnette Architects. This residence located in Cove Creek, US was designed like a long pavilion, incorporating a series of volumes dispersed within the...

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Our All-Time Favorite DIY Desk Ideas Summarized

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on September 18, 2018

Our All-Time Favorite DIY Desk Ideas Summarized

Finding the right desk for the right person is very important. A desk is like a piece of clothing which has to fit just right in order to be comfortable. This is one of the reasons why some of our favorite desk ideas are the DIY kind. There’s something very wonderful about getting to decide...

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Colorful Grout And Simple Tiles – The Next Big Trend In Interior Design

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 18, 2018

Colorful Grout And Simple Tiles – The Next Big Trend In Interior Design

In case you didn’t hear the news yet, colorful grout is the latest trend right now. It’s such a simple idea we’re wondering why it didn’t catch on earlier. Before we get into the details and the specifics of this trend, let’s review the general lines. First of all, one of the main reasons why...

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Ori – The Smart Furniture System Which Adapts To Your Tiny Home

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 17, 2018

Ori – The Smart Furniture System Which Adapts To Your Tiny Home

Over the years we’ve become increasingly good at unlocking the potential in our homes and maximizing the efficiency and comfort so we can pack everything we need in a small space. Densely-populated cities reflect this better than anything else. Architects and interior designers are constantly innovating and coming up with new ways of maximizing storage...

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Beautiful Mountain Retreats With Stone Fireplaces

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 14, 2018

Beautiful Mountain Retreats With Stone Fireplaces

Nothing really beats stone when it comes to fireplaces. There’s just something a stone fireplace which you can’t replicate with any other material. Also, stone fireplaces are actually more versatile than they let you believe and can suit a variety of different styles and types of decors, not just rustic and traditional interiors but modern...

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A Modern Bachelor Pad With Smart Glass Space Dividers

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 13, 2018

A Modern Bachelor Pad With Smart Glass Space Dividers

The perfect bachelor pad doesn’t exist….or does it? Looking at these images we’re tempted to give a positive answer to this question. This marvelous 97 square meter studio apartment from Kyiv, Ukraine was recently reinvented by 33bY Architecture for their client, a young businessman with a preference for modern and sophisticated interior design. The apartment has one...

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15 Creative Homemade Gifts You Can Craft For Your Loved Ones

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on September 12, 2018

15 Creative Homemade Gifts You Can Craft For Your Loved Ones

Finding the right gift for someone can become a nightmare pretty quickly especially when nothing seems meaningful enough. You can avoid all that by choosing to craft your gifts instead of buying them. If you don’t know what exactly you could craft, check out some of these creative homemade gifts and be inspired. A lot...

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Old Ranch-Style House Updated With A Sleek And Contemporary Design

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 12, 2018

Old Ranch-Style House Updated With A Sleek And Contemporary Design

Perched high on a bluff outside Austin, in Texas, this is one of the few ranch-style homes which have been preserved and updated to suit the requirements of a contemporary lifestyle. The property was renovated by Root Design Company and the transformation is quite spectacular. The original ranch included the main house, a guest house and a...

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The World’s Most Beautiful And Iconic Libraries Open To The Public

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 11, 2018

The World’s Most Beautiful And Iconic Libraries Open To The Public

When you hear someone saying they’re going to the library you’re probably imagining an old-looking space with dusty books on wooden shelves. While you can probably still find places like this, the modern library is actually an awesome space, some libraries actually featuring extraordinary designs that make reading seem cool and that make you feel...

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Stylish Combo Ideas For Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on September 11, 2018

Stylish Combo Ideas For Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Designing all the furniture in the kitchen in a single color can be a bit boring even if the cabinets contrast with the backsplash or the countertop. Of course, putting too much color or too many colors in the room also has its downsides. The perfect spot is somewhere in the middle: two-tone kitchen cabinets....

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Cool And Easy Cubicle Decor Accessories That Will Brighten Up Your Workday

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on September 10, 2018

Cool And Easy Cubicle Decor Accessories That Will Brighten Up Your Workday

Working in a cubicle and not in a spacious office with a great view is not ideal but it’s also not a reason to get depressed. Sure, you only have a tiny bit of space at your disposal but you can make that space look beautiful by decorating it in your own style. This way...

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Cross-Shaped House With Solid Stone Walls At Each End

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on September 10, 2018

Cross-Shaped House With Solid Stone Walls At Each End

Located in Chiva, Spain, this beautiful house designed by architect Ramon Esteve features an interesting and very beautiful layout complemented by an array of natural materials such as stone and wood with the occasional weathered steel accents. This palette of materials and their natural finishes help to make the house blend in with its surroundings....

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Building a Tiny House Can Be a Big Deal: Things to Consider

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on September 7, 2018

Building a Tiny House Can Be a Big Deal: Things to Consider

You’ve done all the research, talked to others who have made the move, and decided that a tiny house is for you. Even more, you have tried out living in a small space and already started downsizing your household in preparation for the change. You feel ready and want to build a tiny house. Before...

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The Most Popular Garage Organization Systems And How To Build Them

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on September 7, 2018

The Most Popular Garage Organization Systems And How To Build Them

The garage is probably the most cluttered and least organized space in the house and that’s because nobody really focuses enough on this area or on the furniture and features in it. Sure, other spaces have priority but a good garage organization system can actually help you keep the rest of the house clean and...

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A Rotating Wall Allows This Apartment To Change Its Layout In Minutes

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on September 7, 2018

A Rotating Wall Allows This Apartment To Change Its Layout In Minutes

Living big in a small home is something that more and more people are familiar with, with lots of projects being developed specifically with this objective in mind. The MJE apartment is a cool project developed by PKMN Architectures as part of the Little Big Houses initiative. The space was designed for a couple living in...

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The Space Saving Drop Leaf Table Designs Our Homes Dream Of

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on September 6, 2018

The Space Saving Drop Leaf Table Designs Our Homes Dream Of

Drop-leaf tables are by definition space-efficient. They take up little space which makes it easy to store them and they can extend to accommodate more people which is always useful, especially if you’re entertaining often or if you have a large family. There aren’t that many variations in terms of structure or even design but...

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Budget and Lifestyle Are Key Factors in Choosing Types of Flooring

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on September 6, 2018

Budget and Lifestyle Are Key Factors in Choosing Types of Flooring

Choosing the types of flooring you want in your home might seem like a mundane decision but actually, it’s a critical one from a number of aspects: The design foundation it lays for your rooms, the ease of maintenance, cost and durability. These are all important factors to consider when choosing among types of flooring....

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15 DIY Ways To Give Your Laundry Room A Quick Makeover

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on September 6, 2018

15 DIY Ways To Give Your Laundry Room A Quick Makeover

The laundry room is one of those areas where space efficiency is very important, either because the room is tiny or because it’s not exactly a separate room but a section of an area like the bathroom. Comfort shouldn’t be ignored either when designing and organizing this space. It’s important to store items close at...

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